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County News

June 22, 2017

Buena Vista County Extension Office Assistant

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach – Buena Vista County is seeking a full-time Office Assistant in Storm Lake.  This position requires an associate’s degree in a related field, strong communication, and computer and people skills.  Office and web page experience is preferred. Typing and job skill tests are required. The position offers an hourly wage.  A background check will be completed on the selected applicant. Resumewith references, letter of application, and application form will be accepted up to July 7th, 2017, or until the position is filled. EOE.The job description and application can be found online at: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/buenavista/.

 Buena Viista County Extension and Outreach

c/o – Personnel Committee

824 Flindt Drive

Storm Lake, IA 50588


Iowa State University Extension and Outreach does not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or status as a U.S. veteran. Direct inquiries to Ross Wilburn, 515-294-1482, wilburn@iastate.edu.

photo of pipeline disturbance near Storm Lake
June 16, 2017

Area farmers and the public are invited to attend an informational meeting by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists regarding a Dakota Access Pipeline Restoration Field Day on Friday, June 23, 2017 at the Allee Demonstration Farm, located one mile south of Newell. Topics to be discussed include the Dakota Access Pipeline restoration project, manure calibration and manifold distribution. During the morning session Kris Kohl, ISU Agricultural Engineer, will conduct an infiltration study on the disturbed area at the Allee Demonstration Farm. Beef manure has been previously applied to add organic matter as a way to encourage worms and living organisms to return, as well as to improve the water and air movement in the area being restored. The afternoon session will include a demonstration on how to calibrate manure spreaders and what can be done to achieve better results. Recent research in the distribution of manure from liquid manure applicators have shown uniform applications between knives, especially at low application rates. It is important to provide a uniform amount of manure to all parts of a crop field to achieve optimal yields and protect water quality. If the distribution of manure is too low, the corn suffers; too high and the water quality suffers. Join us on June 23rd for these sessions and the opportunity to discuss the ways we might restore the land. Registration begins at 9:45 am and a free lunch will be served between sessions. If you plan to attend, please call the Buena Vista County ISU Extension and Outreach office at 712-732-5056 by June 22, so a lunch can be reserved for you.

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May 23, 2017

Registration is now open for ISU Extension and Outreach 4-H Summer Camps. A wide variety of interests will be explored with Vet Science, Crime & Spy Science, Race It, Fling It, Fly It, Bigenetics, Photography, Design Decisions, Painting and Robotics. Learn more about future career options such as veterinary medicine, crime investigation, science, aeronautics, engineering, genetics, interior design, photography and arts, and more, all while having fun building, creating and exploring! Youth ages 4th through 12th grades are welcome! 4-H membership is not required, but we encourage you to learn more about 4-H and the variety of activities available through the 4-H program. Summer Camps run June through early August. Check out the schedule and register soon! Camps cost $20.00 per day. Scholarships are available. 

Find Camp descriptions here.

Find Camp registration here.

March 30, 2017

Several resources available at ISU Extension and Outreach can answer questions about health and safety and give guidance to clean up when flooding occurs. Additional resources provide information to help cope with concerns about stress and relationships, personal finance, and nutrition and wellness.

March 8, 2017

Youth will learn important child care skills including: CPR/First Aid, Infant care, snack and activity ideas, and much more!


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